All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon, Katherine Tillotson
Water Dance by Thomas Locker
Make a shaving cream cloud in a glass of water and add blue dye. See http://www.hookedonscience.org as a reference.
Precious Water: A Book of Thanks by Brigitte Weninger, Anne Moller
A Drop of Water by Walter Wick
Rainsong Snowsong by Philemon Sturges
Simply put ice cubes in a glass or bowl to explore. Leave the melted ice in the bowl until it evaporates. You can then compare solid, liquid and gas states.
Blue Sky by Audrey Wood
Ducky’s Rainbow by Frances Barry
Elmer and the Rainbow by David McKee
Use a prism, mirror and water as in http://www.hometrainingtools.com/rainbows-young-science-explorers/a/1593/.
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
Who is predator? Who is prey? Use picture pairs or 3-D animals.
Luck by Jean Craighead George
A simple migration map, as well as a list of other animals that migrate, can be found at http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/migrate.shtml.
What is Science? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
From Sandy W.:
It’s a picture book (that is) a really good intro for young kids on the concept. It’s an older title but perfect for this summer (Fizz! Boom! Read!). I may use it for school visits.
Who Will Plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta
Poetrees by Doug Florian
Make a simple flannel board that shows the progression from acorn to tree.
Share a collection of “helicopter seeds”, pine cones, acorns, etc. to allow children to examine different kinds of tree seeds.
A Mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer
Kate and Pippin by Isobel and Martin Springett
Read the stories, then show a clip of Kate and Pippin, which can be found on the internet. Share representative stuffed animals if you have them.